Murweh Shire

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Murweh Shire, making up 18.0% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Murweh Shire regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Murweh Shire.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Murweh Shire20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing32116.92.635217.62.8-31
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services181.01.2130.61.1+5
Wholesale Trade743.92.3723.62.6+2
Retail Trade1518.09.31959.79.9-44
Accommodation and Food Services1075.67.21105.57.4-3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing623.34.7854.25.1-23
Information Media and Telecommunications40.20.9170.81.2-13
Financial and Insurance Services140.72.5130.62.5+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services60.31.8100.52.0-4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services392.16.7472.36.2-8
Administrative and Support Services351.83.4442.23.5-9
Public Administration and Safety1739.16.11979.86.5-24
Education and Training1829.68.91919.59.0-9
Health Care and Social Assistance34118.015.427513.713.0+66
Arts and Recreation Services80.41.5140.71.6-6
Other Services613.23.9623.13.9-1
Industry not classified1166.14.5854.24.3+31
Total persons1,894100.0100.02,001100.0100.0-107

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Murweh Shire in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (341 people or 18.0%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (321 people or 16.9%)
  • Education and Training (182 people or 9.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 844 people in total or 44.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 15.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 2.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 8.9% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Murweh Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (16.9% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (4.2% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.1% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (9.1% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in Murweh Shire were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+66 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-44 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-35 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+31 local workers)

Murweh Shire

economic profile